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WIREDFLYER ANNOUNCES NEW LEISURE VACATION WEBSITE PACKAGE CUSTOMIZED FOR TRAVEL AGENCIES


Over 60 travel agencies already reaping rewards from on-line presence

Austin, Texas – August 19, 2002 – WiredFlyer, LLC (www.wiredflyer.com), today announced availability of a new interactive website package designed to assist travel agencies with selling leisure vacation packages. The turnkey WiredFlyer package features customized identity elements and a full-color on-line brochure format with an extensive collection of destination content and property photo tours. Within 24 hours, the travel agency has a sophisticated web presence to more fully serve their clients and effectively market themselves on the Internet.

According to Plog Research’s 2001 Interactive Traveler Survey, over 93% of interactive leisure air travelers research their vacations online and 32% of them book vacations through travel agents. The study also showed that 55% of interactive leisure air travelers consult a travel agency for information. "With a WiredFlyer website, agencies can easily combine the technology necessary to remain competitive in today’s marketplace with the personalized customer service that sets them apart from any other travel retailer in the industry,” says Richard Barton, President and CEO for WiredFlyer. The WiredFlyer leisure travel website has been tested and validated by over sixty travel agencies across the country.

The WiredFlyer concept website has been recognized by Cool Home Pages (www.coolhomepages.com), a site that features the “best of the best” in website and logo designs. “Travel agents always comment that their WiredFlyer website is easy to navigate, professional and allows them to compete with the national on-line travel sites. Our website package with its attractive on-line brochure format and photo content offers an outstanding sales tool to assist in selling vacation packages,” says Timothy Huggins, President of Internet Technology for WiredFlyer. “We are certainly pleased to have an official award-winning design to offer our WiredFlyer clients.”

The WiredFlyer website package features:
   
*An attractive, professional design with over 10,000 pages of content, customized with the agency’s own logo and contact information
*Extensive photo tours of popular destinations and hotels
*Full server maintenance and website support administered by WiredFlyer’s in-house Tech Team
*E-mail “price request” capability for agency’s on-line customers
*Weekly updated specials
*Customized features including agency’s customer testimonials and individual promo page
*Password-protected daily access to agency’s web traffic reports
*Inclusion in the WiredFlyer Vacation Agency Network on-line directory
*Password-protected admittance into WiredFlyer’s discussion forum where members can freely dispense advice and discuss solutions

Price and Availability
The WiredFlyer website is available for $200 per month, with no set-up fee. Travel agency owners can order a website by calling WiredFlyer toll-free at 877-205-8988, or by submitting an application on-line at www.wiredflyer.com. In most cases, the agency will have its new site within 24 hours.

About WiredFlyer
WiredFlyer’s mission is to provide the most professional, content-rich website on the market for travel agents today. Created by travel agents, for travel agents, the WiredFlyer website is a powerful marketing and sales tool that presents an easy-to-navigate, persuasive Internet presence to an agency’s customers. WiredFlyer is a spin-off company from Make Your Bet! Vacations!, a travel agency located in Austin, Texas. To contact WiredFlyer, call toll-free 877-205-8988 or visit www.wiredflyer.com.






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